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June 23, 2014
Top of the mornin! Earlier this afternoon the Cramer officially crossed into Irish waters, a bittersweet milestone as we sail (and motor) ever closer to our final destination at Cork. Today the Atlantic was nearly
unrecognizable from what we’ve experienced these past three weeks the sea was glass and incredibly calm.
June 22, 2014
Today was a great day. The sun was out, the weather was warm, and we went swimming! It was so nice to be able to take a break from watch and jump into the middle of Atlantic Ocean, a wonderful reminder of summer. All of the research track students are analyzing their results and I know they definitely needed the splash.
June 21, 2014
Hey there friends and family,
Another day has again passed astern of us, chasing after the setting sun on its daily routine. The Cramer and her crew, however, are persistently powering eastward with our eyes on the horizon, our sails full, and our pre-arrival to-do lists endless. Our responsibilities in lab and on deck have increased with the programs evolution to its Junior Watch Officer and Junior Lab Officer phase, where once students are now the leaders expected to maintain the integrity of the ship and her endeavors with care and precision.
June 20, 2014
Hello landfolks! Greetings from the Corwith Cramer!
At the risk of sounding too nerdy, I’m going to start off by saying that the Cramer reminds me of Hogwarts. Its a moving, changing vessel of hands-on learning, with secret areas in the soles and clever storage spaces in every conceivable place. With only 135 feet to house 35 people and everything they need for a month, the Cramer wastes no space
June 19, 2014
Hey land lovers,
We are currently sailing (wind jammin) over the Atlantic Mid-Ocean Ridge. I find it fascinating and so does our lab equipment with the chlorophyll A readings totally different from anything we have experienced so far! Hopefully in one of our next deployments we will catch some type of awesome sea creature that none of us has ever seen before!
June 18, 2014
I’m sitting on the port side deck-box with the mainsl flying over my head, looking out at the sun setting, listening to the melodic sloshing of the waves against the hull, basking in the balmy 17°, having trouble keeping my eyes open with the Cramer so sweetly trying to rock me to sleep. Its amazing how much the color and texture of the water can change throughout the day, the diversity of the clouds and stars.
June 17, 2014
We have now been on the Cramer for seventeen days! This seems insane to me, but on the other hand I can hardly remember land life. We are ending our 17th day, which means about ten days left on the Cramer. The past seventeen days have been a mix of hard work, utter happiness, exhaustion, excitement, and a pure learning experience. I feel I have learned about a whole other world I couldn’t have tried to figure out without experiencing it.
June 16, 2014
It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through our journey! Looking at the boat’s position on the chart in the center of the world’s second biggest ocean hasn’t quite set in, and I suspect it won’t until I set foot in on another continent. We are already leaving the West Atlantic Basin and about to enter into the Mid-Atlantic Ridge Zone within the next day or two! Life on board continues to be a cycle of new experiences- some watches are tiring, but then just when we start to feel a little down, we get an extraordinary sunset or a pod of dolphins appears beside the boat to lift the mood back up.
June 15, 2014
These are the voyages of the science ship Corwith Cramer; her mission: to explore new depths of the North Atlantic, and act as an ambassador on the high seas.
Today was another rousing Field Day aboard the Cramer! Our weather at dawn was a bit dark and damp, but with calming seas and less rain than late, and by afternoon watch and class time at 1600, the cloud layers had lifted into puffy cumulous clouds, the seas calmed to a nice lapping swell, and the sun came out.
June 14, 2014
Life on board the Cramer has been an experience that I am so happy that I have been able to participate in. Being in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with 34 other people, who are truly intriguing and inspiring is something that I will remember for the rest of my life. So far, my watch officers have helped me through a lot of unusual issues on this ship and I appreciate all their help and the help of all other watch officers as well. Starting tomorrow, we will be switching watch officers, so that will be a good way to experience new teaching techniques and get to know people on board better.